Post-graduate / Higher Degree Research (HDR) Researchers

Ph.D. Candidates

University of New South Wales (UNSW)

Ms. Sojeong Lee

  • Ph.D. Candidate (2017.08~) at University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Canberra

  • Research topic: Microscopic interaction and physical characteristics of biopolymer-cemented sands

  • M.S. (KAIST, Republic of Korea; 2015.08) / B.S. (Ewha Womans University, Republic of Korea; 2013.02)

  • Contact: sojeong.lee@student.adfa.edu.au 

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) 

Ms. Minhyeong Lee

  • Ph.D. Candidate (2017.09~) at KAIST, Rep. of Korea

  • UNSW Canberra Junior Visiting Research Fellow: August 12 ~ October 4, 2019

  • Research topic: Soil-structure interaction in biopolymer-treated grounds

  • B.S. (KAIST, Rep. of Korea; 2017.08)

  • Contact: minhyeong@kaist.ac.kr

Ajou University

Mr. Moon Kyeong Baek

  • Ph.D. Candidate at Ajou University

  • Research topic: Underground tunneling: Physical modeling and Advanced excavation technology development

  • M.S. (Ajou Univ.; 2019.02), B.S. (Ajou Univ.; 2017.02)

  • Contact: ansrud7117@gmail.com

Mr. Suhyuk Park

  • Ph.D. Candidate at Ajou University

  • Research topic: BPST-MICP fusion and its site implementation technology development

  • M.S. (Ajou Univ.; 2021.02), B.S. (Ajou Univ.; 2019.08)

  • Contact: phy9958@ajou.ac.kr

Mr. Suk-Bong Hong

  • Ph.D. Candidate at Ajou University (Part-time) / Taeyoung E&C, R&D Team

  • Research topic: Experimental study on the slope surface stability with geosynthetic and pin installation

  • M.S. (Ajou Univ.; ), B.S. (Ajou Univ.)

  • Contact: hsbbong@taeyoung.com

Mr. Si-Hoon Kim

  • Ph.D. Candidate at Ajou University (Part-time) / Korea Rural Community Corporation (KRCC)

  • Research topic: TBD

  • M.S. (Ajou Univ.; 2014.02), B.S. (Ajou Univ.; 2012.02)

  • Contact: minhaimda@naver.com

M.S. Candidates

Ajou University

Mr. Giyoon Kim

  • M.S. Candidate at Ajou University

  • Research topic: Lateral earth pressure of BPST backfill materials

  • B.S. (Ajou Univ.; 2020.08)

  • Contact: kky950317@ajou.ac.kr

Mr. Donghyeon Yang

  • M.S. Candidate at Ajou University

  • Research topic: Geosynthetic reinforced biopolymer-treated soil (GRiBS) system

  • B.S. (Ajou Univ.; 2020.08)

  • Contact: dop31@ajou.ac.kr

Mr. Mintae Kim

  • M.S. Candidate at Ajou University

  • Research topic: Wind erosion behavior of degraded soils and BPST effect on erosion mitigation

  • B.S. (Hoseo Univ.; 2021.02)

  • Contact: mt3139@ajou.ac.kr

Ms. Haejin Lee

  • M.S. Candidate at Ajou University

  • Research topic: Big-data implementation for soil behavior prediction

  • B.S. (Ajou Univ.; 2021.08)

  • Contact: gowls0605@ajou.ac.kr

Undergraduate Researchers

Ajou University

Recruiting passionate students

  • Year 4 Undergraduate student at Ajou University

  • Research topic: TBD

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Past members

Ms. Ha-Young Jang

2021.03 ~ 2021.06

Ph.D. Candidates (Dr. Chang's supervision as External Co-supervisor)

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Mr. Armin Saeedi Javadi

  • Ph.D. Candidate (2021.03~) at University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Canberra

  • Research topic: Dynamic rheology effect of xanthan gum biopolymer on the strain-rate dependent and dynamic response of xanthan gum biopolymer-treated sand

  • Supervisors: Dr. Jong-Leng Liow (UNSW); Prof. Ilhan Chang (Ajou U.)

  • Contact: ar.saeedi.j@gmail.com

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Mr. Hadi Fatehigelab

  • Ph.D. Candidate (2020.03~) at Griffith University, Australia

  • Research topic: Soil strength development using marine biopolymers: geotechnical behaviour and subgrade improvement

  • Supervisors: Dr. Dominic E.L. Ong, Dr. Jimmy Yu (Griffith University); Prof. Ilhan Chang (Ajou U.)

  • Contact: hadi.fatehigelab@griffithuni.edu.au

Alumni

Doctor of Philosophy

Dr. Yeong-Man Kwon

  • Post-doctoral research at KAIST, Rep. of Korea (2021.09~)

  • Ph.D. (2021.08) at KAIST, Rep. of Korea

  • UNSW Canberra Junior Visiting Research Fellow: October 15 ~ November 11, 2018

  • Thesis: Geotechnical engineering behaviors of xanthan gum treated kaolin-group minerals

  • M.S. (KAIST, Rep. of Korea; 2017.08) / B.S. (KAIST, Rep. of Korea; 2015.02)

  • Contact: yeongman.kwon@kaist.ac.kr

Dr. Jooyoung Im

  • Post-doctoral research at KAIST, Rep. of Korea (2020.09~)

  • Ph.D. (2020.08) at KAIST, Rep. of Korea

  • UNSW Canberra Junior Visiting Research Fellow: November 20 ~ December 8, 2017

  • Thesis: Polysaccharide Biopolymers in Sands: Properties and Behaviors

  • M.S. (KAIST, Republic of Korea; 2016.02) / B.S. (KAIST, Rep. of Korea; 2013.08)

  • Contact: jooyoungim@kaist.ac.kr 

Dr. An Thi Phuong Tran

  • Academic Lecturer at Hue University of Science and Technology, Vietnam (2019.10~)

  • Ph.D. (2019.08) at KAIST, Rep. of Korea

  • Thesis: Characterization of biopolymer-treated soils considering soil-water-hydrogel interaction

  • M.S. (Yamaguchi University, Japan; 2014.03) / B.S. (Hue University of Sciences, Vietnam; 2009.07)

  • Contact: ttphuongan@hueuni.edu.vn

Master of Science

Mr. Suhyuk Park

  • Ph.D. Candidate at Ajou University

  • Research topic: BPST-MICP fusion and its site implementation technology development

  • M.S. (Ajou Univ.; 2021.02), B.S. (Ajou Univ.; 2019.08)

  • Contact: phy9958@ajou.ac.kr

Bachelor of Science

University of New South Wales (UNSW) at ADFA (Australian Defence Force Academy)

Mr. Barrie Titulaer

  • Year 4 Undergraduate student at University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Canberra (2020.02~2020.11)

  • Research topic: Investigation of the strain-rate dependent behavior of biopolymer-treated soil (BPTS) considering thixotropic rheology and ionic bonding characteristics of biopolymers

  • Contact: b.titulaer@student.unsw.edu.au

Mr. Lauchlan Joiner

  • Year 4 Undergraduate student at University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Canberra (2020.02~2020.11)

  • Research topic: Investigation of the internal erosion behaviour of biopolymer-treated soils with a modified hole-erosion apparatus (mHEA)

  • Contact: lauchlan.joiner@student.unsw.edu.au

Mr. Fletcher Evans

  • Year 4 Undergraduate student at University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Canberra (2020.02~2020.11)

  • Research topic: Investigation of thermal and hydraulic capillary conductivities of biopolymer-treated sand

  • Contact: fletcher.evans@student.unsw.edu.au

Lt. Bandit Khiewdum

  • Lieutenant of the Royal Thai Army; Academic Lecturer, Chulachomklao Royal Military Academy

  • Thesis:  Improving the soil erosion resistance with advance bio-soil technology (June 2020)

  • Contact: bandit_crma@hotmail.com

Lt. Olivier Ronald Beaumont

  • Lieutenant of the Australian Army
  • Thesis: Feasibility study on biopolymer application to the subbase layers of road structures (Oct. 2019)

  • Contact: orbeaumont@hotmail.com

Mr. Joshua Paul Daniel

  • Year 4 Undergraduate student at University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Canberra

  • Thesis: Improving the soil erosion resistance with advance bio-soil technology (Oct. 2019)

  • Contact: j.daniel@unsw.edu.au

Lt. Jake Finnane

  • Lieutenant of the Australian Army

  • Thesis: Strength durability characteristics of biopolymer hydrogel treated sand (Oct. 2019)

  • Contact: jakefinnane@gmail.com

Lt. Nathan Petersen

  • Lieutenant of the Australian Army

  • Thesis: Swelling behavior of biopolymer-clay compounds and application as a new slurry material (Oct. 2019)

  • Contact: nathanpetersen24@gmail.com